Studying in Japan

Studying in Japan

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Blog

Studying Makie-e in Japan   We all have lists of things we consider important. Learning is high up on mine. This year I’ve done a lot of learning. Earlier in the year I saw a picture of a guitar by a Japanese luthier. The maker’s name is Hiro Ebata. Look him up. Nice guitars. The […]

Helping out in Cambodia

Helping out in Cambodia

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Blog

Helping out in Cambodia? Most of you know that for the last few years I’ve spent the winters travelling around Asia. So far I’ve spent time in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Japan, Malaysia, and this year Cambodia has been added to the list. For the last couple of winters I’ve spent time both as […]

A day at the Newark College guitar making course

A day at the Newark College guitar making course

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Blog

Last week I spent a day as a visiting lecturer at Newark College where Adrian and Mal run a guitar making course. It’s a two year course where the students learn about making acoustic guitars by hand. I came and and gave the students a talk in the morning, we covered guitar design. Every year […]